Useless Arithmetic: Ten Points to Ponder When Using Mathematical Models in Environmental Decision Making
Linda Pilkey-Jarvis is a geologist in the state of Washington’s Department of Ecology, where she helps manage the state’s oil spills program. She is coauthor of Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future (Columbia University Press 2007), as well as other articles on environmental and natural resources management.
Orrin H. Pilkey is the James B. Duke Professor Emeritus of Geology and director of the Program for the Study of Developed Shorelines in the Nicholas School of the Environment at Duke University. He has written numerous books, including A Celebration of the World’s Barrier Islands (Columbia University Press 2003) and Useless Arithmetic: Why Environmental Scientists Can’t Predict the Future. He is also the editor of the 24-volume series Living with the Shore (Duke University Press).